Author: E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia. His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted. Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed a new life—marriage to an adoring girl who gives him a son of his own, and a career in scholarship. It is a life that enrages him. In the silence of the library at Columbia University, where he is supposedly writing a Ph.D. dissertation, Daniel composes something quite different. It is a confession of his most intimate relationships—with his wife, his foster parents, and his kid sister Susan, whose own radicalism so reproaches him. It is a book of memories: riding a bus with his parents to the ill-fated Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill; watching the FBI take his father away; appearing with Susan at rallies protesting their parents’ innocence; visiting his mother and father in the Death House. It is a book of investigation: transcribing Daniel’s interviews with people who knew his parents, or who knew about them; and logging his strange researches and discoveries in the library stacks. It is a book of judgments of everyone involved in the case—lawyers, police, informers, friends, and the Isaacson family itself. It is a book rich in characters, from elderly grand- mothers of immigrant culture, to covert radicals of the McCarthy era, to hippie marchers on the Pen-tagon. It is a book that spans the quarter-century of American life since World War II. It is a book about the nature of Left politics in this country—its sacrificial rites, its peculiar cruelties, its humility, its bitterness. It is a book about some of the beautiful and terrible feelings of childhood. It is about the nature of guilt and innocence, and about the relations of people to nations. It is The Book of Daniel.
Author: César Domínguez, Anxo Abuín González, Ellen Sapega
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Volume 2 of A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula brings to an end this collective work that aims at surveying the network of interliterary relations in the Iberian Peninsula. No attempt at such a comparative history of literatures in the Iberian Peninsula has been made until now. In this volume, the focus is placed on images (Section 1), genres (Section 2), forms of mediation (Section 3), and cultural studies and literary repertoires (Section 4). To these four sections an epilogue is added, in which specialists in literatures in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in the (sub)disciplines of comparative history and comparative literary history, search for links between Volumes 1 and 2 from the point of view of general contributions to the field of Iberian comparative studies, and assess the entire project that now reaches completion with contributions from almost one hundred scholars.
Author: Jesús Tobías
"Our lives are so short that we should only do what we love." Jes�s Tob�asA book's worth depends on the extent to which it can help improve people's lives. That is precisely the objective of this text: to ensure that you have a good and happy life.Being happy is important to you, but being good is important so others can be happy too.Happiness does not enter; it comes out of your heart. There are some conditions that will help happiness to sprout within you until a whole paradise blossoms for you and others. These conditions are what's called The 7 Codes of Happiness. They consist of key elements that you must care for. One of these codes could solve most of your problems as well as those of the world.
Author: Vicente Aleixandre
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Begun in 1939, barely four months after the close of the Spanish Civil War, these poems by the Nobel Laureate poet Vicente Aleixandre were written during a period of hardship and despair. In spite of his surroundings Aleixandre created the splendor of the shadow of a lost paradise that consisted of memory, nostalgia, yearning and illusion. This is the first full English version. The original Spanish text is included.
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet celebrates a decade of Best in Travel, our annual compilation featuring must-sees and -dos for the year to come, with our FREE eBook sampler '10 Years of the Best in Travel: A collection of top trends, destinations, journeys & experiences'. This eBook features some of our favourite travel lists of the past 10 years, comprising a range of experiences, from nature to urban, armchair to adrenaline-fueled, and expected to under-the-radar. Inside 10 Years of the Best in Travel: A collection of top trends, destinations, journeys & experiences Discover travel destinations that will cater to your interests Expert suggestions can lead you to the ideal destination to suit your fancy Get inspired to go out and make these experiences your own! Always looking to experience the musical beat of a culture during your travels? Enjoy following your taste buds to unique, authentic culinary experiences? Find every excuse to escape to watery expanses? Seek creative ways to get your adrenaline pumping wherever you go? Looking for ways to inspire a sense of wonderment in your family? The 100 experiences introduced in this free sampler will whet your travel appetite and motivate you to begin planning your next perfect trip. Begin your journey now! Coverage Includes Havana, Ibiza, New Orleans, Nashville, Berlin, Vienna, London, Austin, Senegal, New York City, Rio de Janeiro, Morocco, Mumbai, Istanbul, Malaysia, Naples, Shanghai, Barcelona, Florida & the Keys, Egypt, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Russia, Mali, Laos, Arizona, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Scotland, Botswana, Belgium, Ghana, Belize, Venezuela, Pennsylvania, Grenada, Paris, South Africa, Thailand, Fiji, Maldives, Micronesia, Israel, Malawi, Mexico, Finland, Oklahoma, Japan, Nigeria, Kenya, Appalachia, Indonesia, Bahamas, Chile, Utah, Palau, Tonga, Sao Tome & Principe, Trinidad & Tobago, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Cape Verde, Seychelles, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Namibia, Wyoming, Orlando, Cayman Islands, Peru, Norway There's More in Store for You Looking for a little more inspiration? Don't miss Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2015 for the hottest travel trends, top destinations to visit, and best experiences to be had in 2015, as well as a host of travel lists to inspire you to start making your next trip. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. Winner of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards Favorite Travel Guide in 2012, 2013, and 2014
Author: Stuart Hall, Tony Jefferson
Praise for the first edition: ‘No one seriously interested in youth mass culture or style can afford to ignore this work.’ - Stanley Cohen, The Times Higher Education Supplement ‘The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies deserves our gratitude for having begun to locate the real areas of discussion.’ - New Society ‘...affords an authoritative perspective of society’s subcultures amongst the young since the war. What it has to say about that legacy of rebellion deserves to be read by all involved with and seeking to understand young people.’ - ILEA Contact This revised and expanded edition of Resistance through Rituals includes a new introduction to bring the reader fully up-to-date with the changes that have happened since the work’s first release in the double issue of Working Papers in Cultural Studies in 1975. The work of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at Birmingham has been noted as historically leading the field in new areas of enquiry within the field of cultural studies, and the papers from the Centre are canonical reading for many cultural studies students. This revised edition includes all the original, exceptional papers, and enhances these with the reflections of the editors thirty years after the original publication. At a time when youth culture had been widely publicised, but few people understood its significance as one of the most striking and visible manifestations of social and political change, these papers redressed the balance. Looking in detail at the wide range of post-war youth subcultures, from teds, mods and skinheads to black Rastafarians, Resistance through Rituals considers how youth culture reflects and reacts to cultural change. This text represents the collective understanding of the leading centre for contemporary culture, and serves to situate some of the most important cultural work of the twentieth century in the new millennium.
Author: Steven Jay Schneider
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
With more than 1.75 million copies sold worldwide in thirty languages, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die celebrates the great and groundbreaking, a treasure trove of incisive, witty and revealing insights. Spanning more than a century of extraordinary cinema, this comprehensive volume brings together some of the most significant movies from every country andall genres, from action to Western, through animation, comedy, documentary, musical, thriller, noir, short, romance and sci-fi. Newly revised and updated, this definitive edition features 500 original movie posters and hundreds of stunning movie stills. Quotes from movie directors and critics, together with little-known facts, complement the incisive reviews and vital statistics of each movie to make this the most fact-filled edition ever. So, whether your passion is rom-com or art house, The Blue Angel or Blue Velvet, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die is bound to become the only film book to which you will ever turn.
Author: Marvin Harris
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
The best known, most often cited history of anthropological theory is finally available in paperback! First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents explaining cultural materialism, the theory associated with Harris's work. This updated edition included the complete 1968 text plus a new introduction by Maxine Margolis, which discusses the impact of the book and highlights some of the major trends in anthropological theory since its original publication. RAT, as it is affectionately known to three decades of graduate students, comprehensively traces the history of anthropology and anthropological theory, culminating in a strong argument for the use of a scientific, behaviorally-based, etic approach to the understanding of human culture known as cultural materialism. Despite its popularity and influence on anthropological thinking, RAT has never been available in paperback_until now. It is an essential volume for the library of all anthropologists, their graduate students, and other theorists in the social sciences.
Author: Anne Bishop
With the corrupt Queens wiped out and only a few Warlord Princes remaining with no leader, Theran Grayhaven knows she is the only one left in the royal line who has the power to restore Dena Nehele to the land it once was.
Author: Gail Carriger
Publisher: Gail Carriger LLC
Steampunk lesbian romance featuring a servant bent on seducing a brilliant cross-dressing scientist who's too brokenhearted to notice. Or is she?Imogene Hale is a lowly parlormaid with a soul-crushing secret. Seeking solace, she takes work at a vampire hive, only to fall desperately in love with an amazing lady inventor. Genevieve Lefoux is utterly broken-hearted, basically enslaved, and quite French. With culture, class, and the lady herself set against the match, can Imogene and her duster overcome all odds and win Genevieve's heart, or will the vampires suck both of them dry?This is a stand alone LBGTQ romance set in Gail Carriger's steampunk universe, featuring everyone's favorite cross dressing Frenchwoman. This sweet story is full of class prejudice, elusive equations, and paranormal creatures taking tea.
Author: Niomi Smart
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
It's never been so easy, creative, or fun to EAT SMART! With its tempting plant-based meals, this much-anticipated first cookbook by popular blogger Niomi Smart makes it simple to boost your health and energy. Rather than advocating a rigid diet that restricts food options, Smart creates flavorful dishes filled with superfoods, herbs, and spices. And, thanks to her menus, you can tailor what you eat to coordinate perfectly with your level of physical activity.
Author: Susan Ee
Publisher: Hachette UK
The incredible YA fantasy phenomenon, not to be missed by fans of Sarah J. Maas and Jennifer L. Armentrout. 'Seriously and completely addictive.' - Glamour The action-packed Penryn and the End of Days trilogy from Susan Ee: ANGELFALL, WORLD AFTER, END OF DAYS. Available together as a digital-only package for the first time.
Author: Vered Amit
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
Spanning the period from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries, The Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology contains almost six hundred individually-signed entries from a global team of contributors and offers an important, and fascinating overview of the historical and contemporary reach of anthropological research.